Quick Sheet: Basics of U.S. Marriage Records
Quick Reference Guide / Research Aid
by George G. Morgan
The formats of marriage licenses and certificates have varied greatly over the centuries in the U.S. as have the requirements for information included on them. This quick sheet looks at: marriage licences and certificates; steps in the U.S. Civil marriage record process; marriage documents; other marriage-related records; and using marriage documents to trace migrations.
• Author: George G. Morgan
• 4 pages
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